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App4 helps drive your customers to using your App and then we help you find new business, and increase orders through the included marketing tools and support with paid online advertising.

Push Messaging

Send flash offers or reminders to order, direct to your customers phone with branded and targeted push messages.

Email & SMS

Push out menu updates, upcoming events or seasonal specials with built in email and sms marketing tools.

Online Advertising

Reach a wider audience using our professional marketing services for Google and Facebook advertising.

Push, email and sms messaging tools

Marketing Tools

App4 helps drive your customers to using your App and then we help you find new business, and increase orders through the included marketing tools.

Increase sales and profits by using SMS, Email and Push Messages. Promote new dishes, send ‘Flash Offers’ for tonight only, or just keep your customers up to date.

Businesses that use App4 to promote their own online ordering system save an average of £5.75 on every single order.

Google advertising and business listings

Online Advertising

As well as the built-in marketing tools we also provide advertising services for both Google Ads and Facebook Marketing to increase the reach of your business.

Our aim is to gain you new customers and bring more of your orders direct, reducing the need for 3rd party platforms and reducing your overall costs.

We offer a range of packages to suite all budgets, and we provide a complete managed service including setup, ad creation, monitoring and reporting.

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Farmers Fayre

Based at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, Farmers Fayre is a unique business combining a restaurant, event catering, farm shop, meeting rooms and online shop, all from one site. It is run by husband and wife, Michael and Nicola Reece, and their team of 52 people, who cater for some 350,000 customers every year.COVID ImpactIn 2020, the initial impact of COVID hit Farmers Fayre hard with the complete shutdown of the restaurant and events industry. However, due to their location at the National Agricultural Centre, and well-established supply chain, they realised they could quickly turn their facilities into a warehouse and began offering a click and collect shopping service to the local community. This service was initially managed via a spreadsheet,  before investing in the development of a new click and collect website.With the subsequent re-opening of the food side of the business – taking pre-orders for freshly prepared meals ready for collection, Nicola  realised they needed a more sophisticated technical solution to help support the expansion of both revenue streams. She began researching online ordering apps that could help support order intake. This research would eventually lead them to App4.The world begins to open up again.Having adopted an initial, but restricted online ordering app, to support the click and collect services, the re-opening of events meant that Farmers Fayre needed something more sophisticated that was capable of handling pre-ordering for collection as well as table ordering, all from one user interface, and integrating with their existing website.By now event goers, and their regular customers, were much more tech savvy and open to using such systems. Some diners wanted to pre-order lunch to takeaway, and others wanted to sit in but needed to remain at their tables.It was important for Farmers Fayre to find an app that could cover both requirements so the App4 system was introduced. This offered a bespoke branded front-end online ordering system with automatic ticket printing directly to the kitchen.  Diners were encouraged to order via the app from their tables, which could be downloaded via a QR code.This meant that Farmers Fayre could:Manage queues better, thereby reducing waiting times, and increasing the number of covers.Improve order delivery performance – Reduced order intake errors meant that fewer orders were late or missed. Multiple printers in and around the restaurant meant that orders could be processed quickly.Integrate the app with the company’s own website for a seamless online ordering experience, providing their different customer groups with  a consistent and simple ordering  process across all key touch points.Undertake targeted marketing campaigns to increase customer loyalty and drive sales. Farmers Fayre have increased their database from 3,000 to 10,000 active customers since using App4. It helps them to understand customer behaviour better, identifying those regular clients and their buying habits from the less frequent visitors who may only attend one or two events per year. They have now introduced a customer loyalty scheme and connected App4 with their preferred email marketing system.Plans for the future.Farmers Fayre continue to use the mobile app in their restaurant for inside and outside seating and find that customers are happy to continue using it as their behaviour has changed. The total number of users has doubled since App4 was initially introduced.The company also caters for outside events on location and uses the App4 system for those too, making use of their mobile printers.Working with App4, the Farmers Fayre website has also been adapted to include a direct link to the online ordering app.Future plans include the addition of a meeting room booking facility which will be linked to the App4 system, allowing delegates to pre-order their refreshments and lunch when booking a meeting room via the website, and the introduction of App4 self-service ordering kiosks in the restaurant.Says Nicola, “Everything is possible with the App4 solution. Our business is quite unique with a real mix of different customer types across our main areas of restaurant, shop and hospitality. It is a dream for us to be able to find an app that caters for all of our needs so well.” “The team at App4 have been a pleasure to work with over the last two years. They are attentive, really understand our business and have a super can-do attitude. They have pretty much thought of everything when developing their online ordering system and we couldn’t be happier. “

Farmers Fayre bolster business growth by adopting app4 mobile ordering and payment solution
Farmers Fayre
Wood Fired Pizza Shack

App4 client, Wood Fired Pizza Shack was founded 8 years ago in Northamptonshire by Jonathan Ginger and Karim Ayubi who converted a catering trailer into a portable, wood-fired pizza kitchen that they could take to local events.  By 2019 they had four pizza units catering at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals, and are today acknowledged as the 5th best pizzeria in Leicestershire on TripAdvisor.COVID ImpactIn 2020, the impact of COVID hit hard with the complete shutdown of the events industry and subsequent buyout of the business  by Jonathan, as Karim moved on to new ventures, and Jonathan’s son Toby became a joint partner in the business.The business downsized to two units accordingly– one for festivals, ready for when the world opened up again, and the other for pop-up pizzas.During lockdown the Wood Fired Pizza Shack traded from Jonathan’s driveway at home serving the local community with delicious pizza to get them through. When the lockdown eased the driveway business began to slow down, and Toby and Jonathan started pop-up pizza nights four night’s per week from  different pub locations across their local area.At the time the business was using an online ordering app, but it presented some operational problems, as it did not provide printed tickets  meaning orders had to be re-entered onto their register. The app also didn’t provide any notifications, so orders were sometimes missed if the app was not checked regularly. Consequently, as the business started to grow again, they began to look for a new online ordering solution.App4 SolutionToby responded to an advert promoting the App4 mobile app. The bespoke branded front-end online ordering system really appealed to Toby, with the App4 system crucially allowing for orders to be printed directly. Having previously used a Deliveroo tablet system without automatic printing facility, the business had fallen foul of missed orders on occasion, which had proven costly.Says Toby ‘From the very first contact with App4 we were impressed with their customer service. They took the time to understand the needs of our business and couldn’t do enough to help us get up and running efficiently. The online ordering system is so easy for our customers to use and reduces the room for error by our kitchen team.’Toby sites the main impact of the App4 system as being:Improved order delivery performance – Reduced order intake errors meaning that orders are not late or missed. The App4 system provides push notification, texts and makes a noise to highlight that a ticket is being printed automatically.Increased transaction value – the business is no longer relying on staff to remember to upsell orders, with average order values up by 20%.Integration with the company’s own website for a seamless online ordering customer experience.What does the future hold?With an increased focus on sporting venues, 2023 will see the business move into Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club,  as well as Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and Northampton Saints  Rugby Club.Wood Fired Pizza Shack will be trialling the App4 QR code system at Derbyshire County Cricket where fans will be able to scan the code on a flyer from their phones to raise their order, which will go straight into the kitchen with a notification to the kitchen staff that an order has been raised. The customer will then receive a notification when their order is ready to collect.In the long-term, Wood Fired Pizza Shack have ambitions to open their first bricks and mortar restaurant for which the App4 self-service kiosks will be available to support their ordering requirements.In the meantime, they are focused on continuing to grow their pop-up nights. The company is also available for private bookings.

How App4 and wood fired pizza shack have partnered for growth
Wood Fired Pizza Shack
Chilli Banana Manchester

Before we had online ordering the only way to order a takeaway or collection was for our customers to pick up the phone, which could take as long as 10-15 minutes for each order, which was very time consuming and not the most convenient process for our customers.Realising that we were wasting time and money we contacted App4 as they could provide us with both a Mobile App and website for online ordering in one system. They could brand and customise this to our business, rather than us being listed in a long directory with others, like you get with some of the online portals.After signing up with App4 we went through a design process for the App and website, which was crucial for us to make sure it all fitted in with our branding and company image. The process took a week or two, but App4 were very good and listened to our needs and we quite quickly ended up with the right fit for our business.Once the App was built we were then sent our equipment, everything all contained in a single box. We literally took everything out, plugged it all in and after a short training call with the App4 office we were up and running in around 20 minutes.One thing that we were very specific about was our need for a certain layout on our receipts and to have them all branded, and this was done without any issues by App4.Since going live with App4 we have had no issues at all, we plugged it all in the day we went live, and it has worked brilliantly ever since.We receive a high proportion of our takeaway and collection orders through our App and we regularly use the built-in marketing tools to promote new dishes, offers and events and it really does have an impact on the order numbers we receive.I would highly recommend App4 to other restaurants and takeaways as they provide a very professional service, that is great value for money and they are always available to help if we need it.

Highly recommend App4 to other restaurants
Chilli Banana Manchester

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